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Hometown News Grey Eagle, Burtrum, St. Rosa, Freeport, Upsala, Albany, Holdingford, St. Anna, Avon, Swanville, Melrose

November 14, 2013

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Pushing the envelope -By Harvey Mackay

“Pushing the envelope” is a phrase that originated with American test pilots like Chuck Yaeger and John Glenn in the 1940s. It described max stress situations for the metal skin (“envelope”) of a jet aircraft. In other words, the plane was designed to fly safely up to a certain speed for a certain distance at a certain altitude. The job of test pilots was to “push the envelope” by making the plane go faster, farther and higher. The term “pushing the envelope” came into popular parlance in the blockbuster book and movie (1983) “The Right Stuff.” Naturally, this phrase is near and dear to me. On my business card, my title is “Envelope Salesman.” So literally, I am pushing the envelope every day! Beyond that, for me “pushing the envelope” means pushing the bound-

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aries and pushing yourself to maximize your advantage to be better, faster and smarter and to get the results you want, in business and in life. I can assure you that as times and businesses change, I have had to make many changes and adjustments to keep our company functioning and prospering. It’s about determination and risk taking – going above what your customers expect and trying new things that will put you outside of your comfort zone. Most people go for safety and security when planning and living their lives. There are certain lines they won’t cross. Many life-changing, transforming and worthwhile items are outside their comfort zone and require risk, which prevents them from attempting to change. When you study truly successful people, you’ll see that they all saw opportunities, took risks, made plenty of mistakes, but when they were knocked down, they kept getting up … and up … and up. They owe their success to their willingness to accept change as inevitable and welcome the challenge. Determination keeps people hammering away. Determined people possess the stamina and courage to pursue their ambitions despite criticism, ridicule, or unfavorable circumstances. In fact, discouragement usually spurs them on to greater things. When they get discouraged, they recognize that in order to change their results, some change is in order. At 211 degrees, water is hot. One small change – one more degree – and it boils, changing into steam. And steam

can power a locomotive. That small change of one more degree makes all the difference. That one extra degree in business and in life separates the good from the great. It’s your life. You are responsible for your results. Never be afraid to turn up the heat. A little book, “Jonathan Livingston Seagull,” swept America in 1970, selling more than seven million copies. And by the way, it was turned down by 18 publishers before it was accepted. Richard Bach wrote the 10,000word story about a seagull that refuses to join with the seagulls in his flock that are only interested in scavenging savagely for food. Instead, Jonathan Livingston Seagull wants to fly and soar to heights none of his kind could even imagine. Most seagulls learn only how to get from shore to food and back again. But Jonathan kept going off by himself, flying higher and higher, until he Harvey Mackay continued to pg 3

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NOVEMBER 14-17 • Melrose High School Fall Musical “A Christmas Carol” at 7 p.m. Nov. 14-16; at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 • Grey Eagle Senior Center Monthly Membership Meeting at 3:30 p.m. at the center. Pot Luck Supper at 5:00 p.m. with Bingo games to follow. • Freeport Community Center Chicken Fry from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. See ad on page 5. • Bale Processor Demo Day at 1 p.m. at Woller Equipment, Inc., Upsala. See ad on page 9. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 • Helping Hands Outreach Monthly Community Luncheon at 2 p.m., at the Holdingford Legion. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 • New Munich Jaycees Holiday Expo & Craft Fair from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the American Legion, Melrose. See ad on page 9.

• Catholic United Financial Matching Grant Breakfast from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Church of St. Anthony. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1 • Grey Eagle Community Chorus Annual Christmas Concert from 1-4:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Grey Eagle. • Craft & Gift Sale from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Landing, St. Anna. ALBANY TOWNSHIP • Meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany City Hall. • Planning Commission meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany City Hall. BURNHAMVILLE TOWNSHIP • Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Burtrum City Hall. BURTRUM CITY COUNCIL • Meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. FREEPORT CITY COUNCIL • Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

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Harvey Mackay continued from page 2 finally was able to reach 8,000 feet, far higher than any other seagull had ever flown. He even learned to fly at night, something seagulls never do. Jonathan would go into dives straight down – reaching the incredible speed of 214 miles per hour. He taught himself to do the loop, the slow roll, the snap roll, the point roll, the inverted spin and the pinwheel! Every day he kept learning new ways to fly that stimulated and nourished his soul. Although initially rejected by his flock for his unorthodox approach to life, Jonathan eventually became a seagull hero of wisdom and renown. Younger seagulls flocked to Jonathan to learn his flying secrets. The lesson of this little book is the necessity to risk some things in life and, above all, to keep on learning – always learning. There are few prizes for following the flock. No doubt about it, taking chances and making changes can be daunting.

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Melrose Library • 320-256-3885 Celebrate Holidays: Friday, Nov. 29, from 3:30-6:00 p.m., for the whole family. The event includes crafts for the children, refreshments, and music from Paul Imholte, the musical string man. Imholte plays nearly a dozen instruments including the hammered dulcimer, the guitar, violin and harmonica.


But consider the alternative. If you aren’t content with the status quo, you have no choice but to change the way you are operating. After all, it is the continued search for excellence and devotion to learning that is the true secret of professional accomplishment and personal happiness. Mackay’s Moral: To get what you’ve never had, you must do what you’ve never done. Reprinted with permission from nationally syndicated columnist Harvey Mackay, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller “Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive,” “We Got Fired!...And It’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us,” “The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World,” and “Use Your Head To Get Your Foot In The Door.”

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Thank you, to all who attended the Celebration of Ken’s life. Whether you were there in person, sent a card, presented a memorial, shared food or prayed for us. The power of prayer was present during this difficult time. Your thoughtfulness and tremendous generosity were greatly appreciated.

The Family of Ken Revermann

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Senior Dining Menus: November 18-22 FRI., NOV. 22: Veggie sub, navy Albany MON., NOV. 18: Chicken a la king, biscuit, peas & carrots, garden lettuce salad, apricots. TUE., NOV. 19: Hot roast pork sandwich, whipped potatoes, gravy, beets, carrot cake. WED., NOV. 20: Beef vegetable bake, sliced pears, corn bread, honey, sherbet. THUR., NOV. 21: Roast turkey, dressing, potatoes, gravy, corn, dinner roll, cranberries, pumpkin dessert. FRI., NOV. 22: Salmon loaf, oven fried potatoes, peas w/cream sauce, chocolate pudding. ~ The Lighter Side Menu ~ MON., NOV. 18: Tacos w/meat/ cheese/lettuce/tomato/onion/Mexican rice, apricots. TUE., NOV. 19: Orange chicken rice bowl w/Cantonese vegetables, carrot cake. WED., NOV. 20: Chicken penne pasta salad, vegetable soup, fruit, sherbet. THUR., NOV. 21: No menu.

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Frank C. “Cliff” Meagher

Obituaries Elting Martell “Bud” Headley

Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Elting “Bud” Headley, age 95 of Holdingford was held at 11 AM Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Church of All Saints - St. Mary. Father Gregory Mastey officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery following the service. Bud died peacefully at Mother of Mercy nursing home in Albany surrounded by his loving family. Bud was born August 1, 1918 to Everett and Sadie (Jennings) Headley in Dunnell, Minnesota. He grew up working on the family farm in Dunnell. He married Mary Casey on October 8, 1941 in Elmdale, MN. After marriage Bud and Mary lived in the Swanville and Upsala area where together they farmed and raised their eight children. In 1968 they moved to Holdingford and purchased the Gamble’s Hardware Store which later became Headley Hardware Hank. He was known as the local “Mr. Fix-it” and an all around jack of all trades. Bud enjoyed fishing, hunting,


gardening, playing cards, and traveling. Bud and Mary spent nearly 30 years wintering in Texas. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Bud was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of Church of All Saints-St. Mary and a past member of the church choir. Bud is survived by his children Marilyn Atkinson, Waverly, MN; Yvonne (Dennis) Mueller, Backus; Cheryl (Ted) Skwira, Bowlus; Jerome (Linda) Headley, Wyoming, MN; Joseph (Candace Cornelius) Headley, Monticello; Donna (Ken) Berscheid, Long Prairie; Kevin (Nancy) Headley, Holdingford; Deborah (Dave) Hedburg, Elk River; his twenty five grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and three greatgreat-grandchildren; his sisters-in-law Dorothy Brosnan, Crystal Lake, IL.; Dolores Casey, New Berlin, WI.; and Irene Casey, Sauk Rapids; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Headley who passed in June of 2013, his parents Everett and Sadie Headley, his brothers Clarence, Lionel, Fay, and Milton, his sisters Elinore, Mildred, Veva, Leota, and Loneta. He was also preceded by his son-in-law Ervin Atkinson and granddaughter Patricia Atkinson. Arrangements were made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Holdingford.


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1978 and then moved to his lake home on Lady Lake. They then moved back to Burtrum, where he owned a mechanic shop. He was a farmer, construction worker and a mechanic for many years. He also worked for Peternell Implement in Albany. Frank loved volunteering at Pioneer Days in Albany; helping get any old machinery to work, especially steam engines and oil pulls. He also loved his special traveling buddy, Sam, his dog. He was a life member of Disabled American Vets and VFW Post #1140. Frank loved to hunt and fish, just ask anyone, they will have a story. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Diane (Veldkamp) Meagher of Burtrum, MN; sons, Jeffery of Burtrum, MN; Mark (Debbie) of Bloomington, MN; and Danny (Tammy) of Bowlus, MN; daughter, Laura (Jeff) Kurtz of Swanville, MN; daughterin-law, Kris Meagher of Cottage Grove, MN; siblings, Joanne Doetkott, Virginia Maciej, Carol Butkowski, Sandy Johnson, and Janice Larson; grandchildren, Shane and Crystal Meagher, Jackie and Aaron Meagher, Tanner and Connor Meagher, Dylon and Kaleb Kurtz, Brittani, Stephani and Tiffani Beatty, Frank III “Little Man” Meagher, Maloree Vondal; and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by son, Frank Meagher II; first wife Betty (Hughes) Meagher; parents, James and Theresa; brothers, Harvey, James, Jerry, and Richard; sister Margaret Garry. Pallbearers will be Brad Veldkamp, Dennis Rahn, Amanda Meagher, and Tanner Meagher.

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F r a n k C. “Cliff” Meagher, 75 year old resident of Burtrum, MN passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at Centra Care Health, in Long Prairie MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Swanville, MN with Father Ronald Dockendorf officiating. A private burial will be at a later date at Moses Dane Cemetery in Burtrum, MN. Visitation will be from 5-8 on Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Swanville, MN. Military Rites will be conducted by the Long Prairie VW Post #1140. Parish Prayers will be said at 7 p.m. on Friday. Frank was born on January 31, 1938 in Grey Eagle, Minnesota to the late James and Theresa Meagher. He attended the Old Brick House School until the 8th grade. Frank enlisted in the United States Army on September 12, 1955, and served his country for 4 years, 10 months and 22 days. On November 11, 1961 Frank and Betty Ann (Hughes) were united in marriage, until she passed away in January of 1974. On July 28, 1976, Frank was united in marriage to Diane Veldkamp. He had a farm in Burtrum, MN until

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The Upsala Upstage Players will be having tryouts for “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue. There are roles for 2 women and 5 men. The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by “Froggy” LeSeuer. This time Froggy has brought a friend, a very shy young man named Charlie, who is overcome with the thought of making conversation with

strangers. So “Froggy” before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once “Froggy” leaves the comedy begins as Charlie hears more than he should. Tryouts are at 7:00 p.m., on November 20, 2013 in the Upsala School Auditorium. All are encouraged to tryout.

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Dave Says -By Dave Ramsey Dear Dave, Do employer contributions count toward the 15 percent you recommend putting into retirement? -Brian Dear Brian, Employer contributions do not count toward the 15 percent I recommend setting aside for retirement. It’s nice if you work for a company that offers perks like that, but I want you putting 15 percent of your money into retirement. Baby Step 4 of my plan says to put 15 percent of your income into retirement accounts. The first thing you should put

money into is a matching retirement account. If you’ve got a 401(k), a Roth 401(k) or a 403(b) and your employer offers a match, you should do that up to the match before anything else. Let’s say your employer will match three percent. Since the goal is 15 percent, you’ve still got some work to do. You’ve got three percent of your own money already tied up for retirement, so then you could look at a Roth IRA. If the Roth plus what you invested previously to get the match doesn’t equal 15 percent, you could then look at a 403(b) or go back to your 401(k) to hit the 15 percent mark. Whatever your company matches, whatever its pension may be or even military retirement does not enter into the equation. I want your money in your name. If your company goes broke and you have a company pension, you get

Obituary Terrance “Terry” Beverly Krause Te r r a n c e “Terry” Beverly Krause (formerly Gruver), loving wife of Wayne Backman of Cold Spring, MN, died on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Saint Cloud, Hospital. Terry was born on May 15, 1933 in a log cabin at Molly Lake near Burtrum, MN, where her parents owned and operated Krause’s Berry Farm and Maple Syrup. It was there that she met her neighbor, lifelong best friend Beverly Seabloom (Norris). She completed high school in Grey Eagle, College at St. Cloud Teacher’s College and taught elementary and preschool for many years especially at St. Cloud University Campus Lab School. Earlier, in the 1960s she was the first director of the Head Start program in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was always a strong advocate for civil rights. She later studied for her post graduate education

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These Swanville students were “Caught Being Good” during the month of October. Of these, Tyra Powell’s name was drawn, and she received a free book. Pictured are (front from left) Abe Notermann, Corinne Notermann, Autumn Hinton, Travis Bellefeuille, Dylan Rahn, Zach Gapinski, Chloe Tepley; (middle) Morgan Bellefeuille, Britton Glessing, Wyatt Allen, Ethan Wimmer, Makayla Meagher, Stella Hagen, Marvin Pechan-Klemish, Lucas Kizer; (back) Parker Schultz, Landon Lee, Jasmine Juarez, Victoria Kircher, Tyra Powell, Dani Cichon, Emily Carillo Ledesma and Anthony Sobiech. Not Pictured is Jackson Thieschafer and Ronnie Spiczka.

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Minnesota Through The Lens:

Members of the Richmond American Legion and Auxiliary visited schools on Veteran’s Day to demonstrate how to properly fold the flag and described the special meaning behind each of the 13 fold positions. Students at Holy Family School, Carter Schiffler and Raymond Van Heel, are pictured learning how to fold the flag. In addition to the presentation by the veterans, the third grade class does an annual prayer service in their classroom, praying for current and past veterans.

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Firearms deer harvest down 8 percent from 2012 Minnesota hunters harvested 77,008 deer during the first three days of the firearms season, down 8 percent from 2012, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Leslie McInenly, DNR big game program leader, said a slightly smaller harvest over the first three days is not surprising. “Last year, opening weekend weather was almost ideal and the state’s corn harvest was virtually complete, she said. “So given Saturday’s roaring winds of up to 30 miles per hour, which tends to restrict deer movement, and more available deer refuge areas due to pockets of standing corn, the harvest is about what you’d expect.” In some areas, she said, about a quarter of the corn crop was not yet harvested. The DNR had sold 445,385 firearms deer licenses as of Monday, about 1,000 fewer than last year but roughly 10,000 more than 2011. Around the state, opening day hunting conditions included snow in the north and gusty winds and overcast skies most everywhere, turning nicer on Sunday. The harvest was down 19 percent in the northeast, 4 percent in the southeast and 6 percent for the remainder of the state. Because hunters have 48 hours to register a harvested deer, final opening weekend

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STRANGE BREED by Steve Langille

72 strategic projects totaling $28.9 million recommended to benefit Minnesota’s environment

Funding is from the MN Lottery-generated Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund At its October 22-23 meetings the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) completed this year’s competitive process for selecting environmental projects from around the state to recommend to the Minnesota Legislature for funding. The LCCMR’s recommendations to the 2014 Legislature would provide a total of approximately $29 million from the Minnesota Lotterygenerated Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) to 72 projects to begin in July 2014. “The 2014 LCCMR recommendations address a wide array of environmental and quality of life concerns across the entire state,” said Co-Chair Sen. David Tomassoni. “It was a very fair and open process and the entire commission and staff did a very impressive and cooperative job arriving at the end product.” The LCCMR’s 2014 Request for Proposal (RFP) sought projects that would

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“Minnesota’s air, land, and water, and its citizens, will all benefit greatly from these projects,” said Co-Chair Rep. Jean Wagenius. “The projects selected had unanimous approval. The LCCMR process is a premier example of how a diverse group of non-legislators and legislators from both parties really can work together to create valuable consensus for the public.” A total of approximately $29.5 million is available from the ENRTF for recommendation by the LCCMR for 2014. The Commission chose to reserve some funds to consider for addition to some of the recommended projects at its December 3 meeting upon receipt of some additional requested information. Following the December 3 meeting, the LCCMR’s recommendations will next go before the 2014 Legislature for consideration and approval during the legislative session beginning February 25. Recommended projects will begin work on July 1, 2014, when the funds become available. In response to the LCCMR’s 2014 proposal process, 192 proposals requesting a total of approximately $111 million were received. Combined requests amounted to nearly $4 requested for every $1 available, making for a very competitive process. Of the original 192 proposals received, 94 were requested to give presentations and answer questions before the LCCMR. From this reduced pool, 72 projects received a recommendation for some portion of the funds available. The Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund is a permanent dedicated fund in the Minnesota state treasury that MN Environment continued to pg 9




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Local Municipality Minutes Grey Eagle City October 8, 2013 These are unapproved minutes. The regular meeting of the Grey Eagle City Council was called to order by Mayor Jim Gohman at 7:00 p.m., on the 8th day of October, 2013 in council chambers. Council members present were Ralph Muellner, Thom Muellner, Dennis Barrett and Andrea Kraska. There were no council members absent. Also in attendance were Lori Hellmann, Andy Bartkowicz and guests Ken Messer, Sandy Haffner and Lanae McDermond. A motion was made by Thom Muellner to approve the amended agenda. A second was made by Ralph Muellner and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. A motion was made by Andrea Kraska to approve the minutes of the September 10, 2013 meeting as written. A second was made by Ralph Muellner and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. The following water/wastewater/maintenance items were discussed: 1. Electric Pump was called in to pull the pump at the East Lift Station. It was found that some sort of shop towels was plugging the pump and was causing the pump to overheat and the breaker to kick out. Residents are reminded that towels, rags, diapers, and feminine products are not to be flushed into the sewer system. This can cause expensive repairs that ultimately will be passed on to all the users of the system. 2. When the sewer lines were jetted, it was found that there were sections where tree roots are in the sewer lines. Andy will contact Minnesota Rural Water to see if they would come with a camera to televise the problem areas. 3. A motion was made by Dennis Barrett to approve attendance to a water class at St. John’s for Andy on October 23, 2013 at the cost of $45. A second was made by Thom Muellner and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. 4. Andy found a rental company in St. Cloud that had the milling

equipment needed to mill a small section of Woodman Street North along the sidewalk of the funeral home. More information will be obtained and presented at the November meeting. 5. Andy reported that with the help of Duane Becker, the shop door opener is repaired. 6. The SCADA system is approximately eighty percent complete. Preferred Controls will be coming back to finish up before any real training takes place. 7. Andy contacted Herdering, Inc., to have some crushed tar placed on a portion of city owned property, and for them to also grade the alleys. The Mayor updated the council on the following items: 1. The project behind the Library has begun with the removal of the old loading dock. The west wall of the Library will need to be a studded wall because some of the bricks are missing and/or deteriorated. 2. The park board meeting that was to be held with Paul Gazelka and Ron Kresha was put on hold. Paul Gazelka has not been able to reschedule due to other conflicts. The annual Fire board meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., in the fire hall meeting room. A motion was made by Thom Muellner to set the Truth in Taxation meeting for Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., with a continuation date of Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. A second was made by Dennis Barrett and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. A motion was made by Dennis Barrett to approve the building permit application for Lanae McDermond to add a 14’x24’ addition to his existing garage. A second was made by Ralph Muellner and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. A motion was made by Thom Muellner to approve the building permit application for Dale and Sandy Haffner to install a 10’x10’ portable shed, with all setback requirements observed. A second was made by Dennis Barrett and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried.

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Council member Dennis Barrett stepped down as council member to present a building permit application request for Village View. A motion was made by Ralph Muellner to approve the building permit application for the Village View to build a 24’x24’ storage garage. A second was made by Thom Muellner and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. Council member Dennis Barrett rejoined the meeting. A motion was made by Thom Muellner to approve the building permit application for Ken Messer to remove the house located at 203 Woodman Street North and move in a 28’x32’ house, with the following stipulations: all setback requirements are met which includes a 25’ setback from the edge of the road, and all exterior siding and roofing are completed by June 30, 2014. A second was made by Dennis Barrett and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. The Retka property was discussed for yard clean up. The property is vacant and the lender hired a company that comes in every twenty days to mow the lawn. The fall leaf and brush pick up with Tom’s Refuse was scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2013. City hall will be closed November 25-29 for clerk vacation and Thanksgiving holiday. The council discussed the complaints that have been received regarding stray cats. Cats are not regulated by ordinance, so residents are reminded to refrain from feeding the stray cats. A motion was made by Andrea Kraska to accept the Fire Department resignation of Mitch Ainali effective immediately. A second was made by Ralph Muellner and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. A motion was made by Dennis Barrett to approve the following water and sewer rate increases as follows: the base rate for water will increase from $10 to $11 and the flat rate for sewer will increase from $28.50 to $29.00. These rates will become effective when the January 2, 2014 bills are sent out. These increases are to pay for the water and sewer portion of the main street project that had previously been levied for. A second was made by Andrea Kraska and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. A-1 Concrete Leveling came in to level two sections of sidewalk. Ralph updated the council on a quote for a generator for the East Lift Station from Jim’s Electric. The council would like a formal written proposal for the November meeting. The clerk was instructed to proceed with delinquent utilities as allowed by ordinance. A motion was made by Ralph Muellner to approve the various fund transfers as follows: $440.10 from the Sewer Fund to the Sewer Rehab Fund, $768.36 from the Fire Fund to the Fire Hall Debt Service Fund, and $159.47 from the General Fund, of which $45.47 goes to the Water Fund and $114.00 goes to the Sewer Fund. A second was made by Thom Muellner and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. A motion was made by Ralph Muellner to approve payment of the bills as listed and to include the

payment to Minnesota Power for $1,719.48. A second was made by Dennis Barrett and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. A motion was made by Thom Muellner to adjourn at 8:52 p.m. A second was made by Dennis Barrett and upon vote, with all members voting in favor, motion carried. The next regular meeting of the Grey Eagle City Council will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in council chambers. Lori Hellmann, Clerk Grey Eagle Township November 4, 2013 These are unapproved minutes. Call to Order: Ron Frericks called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m. The pledge of allegiance was recited. Members Present: Ron Frericks, Ray Bense, Mary Ann Primus, & Mike Rohe. Agenda Approval: A preliminary agenda was presented. Ron asked if there were additions to the agenda. Addition was the fire board meeting. Mike made the motion to accept the agenda. Ray made the second. All in favor. Motion car-


Approval of Minutes: The clerk provided copies of the October 7, 2013 minutes to the board. Ray made the motion to approve the minutes as written. Mike made the second, all in favor. Minutes approved. Town Clerk’s Report: Clerk presented the claims list for October. Claims list included 6 claims for a total of $3,881.57. Mike made the motion to approve the claims. Ray made the second, Motion carried unanimously. Clerk shared mail received this month. Treasurer’s Report: Mary Ann Primus presented the treasurer’s report as follows: Beginning Balance as of October 1, 2013: $245,474.90; Checks cleared: 14, $26,979.22; Deposits including interest: $29.51; Balance as of October 31, 2013: $218,525.19; Outstanding Deposits: 0.00; Outstanding Checks: 0.00; Cash Available: $218,525.19; CD Balance: $103,073.56. Discussion on new CD’s for 2013, a motion was made by Ron to put $50,000 in a General Fund CD and $50,000 in a R&B Fund CD. Ray made a second to the motion, all in favor, Motion carried.

Mike made the motion to accept the treasurer’s report. Second by Ray. All in favor, Motion carried. Road and Bridge Report: Ray reported on the beaver problem on 116th, he recommended putting a hog panel in front of the culvert to keep beavers out. The other supervisors agreed to this and Ray will have Herdering Inc. install the panels. Ray also reported that all planned projects for 2013 had been completed. Additional agenda items: Ron shared information from Todd County Board of Adjustments on upcoming meetings, including one which will be dealing with solar energy systems and commercial communication tower facilities. The 2013 Fire Board Meeting will be held Tues. November 19th at 7:00 p.m. Mike is the designated board member, Ray will also attend. Public Comment: None. Adjournment: Motion by Ray to adjourn the meeting. Ron made the second. Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m. Mary Ann Primus, Clerk/ Treasurer

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was established by 77% voter approval of a constitutional amendment in 1988. The amendment directs forty percent of the net proceeds of the Minnesota Lottery, or approximately seven cents of every dollar spent on playing the lottery, into the ENRTF. The ENRTF is intended to provide a long-term, stable source of funding for innovative and far-sighted activities that protect and enhance Minnesota’s environment and natural resources for the benefit of current citizens and future generations. Up to 5.5% of the existing market value of the ENRTF can be expended each year. Additional information on the LCCMR’s 2014 proposal recommendations and proposal process can be found online at:

Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) The LCCMR is made up of 17 members (5 Senators, 5 Representatives, 5 citizens appointed by the governor, 1 citizen appointed by the Senate, and 1 citizen appointed by the House). The function of the LCCMR is to make funding recommendations to the Minnesota State Legislature for special environment and natural resource projects, primarily from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. The LCCMR developed from a program initiated in 1963. Since then nearly $800 million has been appropriated to approximately 1,800 projects recommended to protect and enhance Minnesota’s environment and natural resources.

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Grace Alive! Evangelical Free Church of America Albany Pastor Joe Williquette 209 Co Rd 156 (Rocky Ridge Outlet) • 320-845-7676 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Nursery provided.

Immanuel Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) Albany Reverend Fred Kutter 23845 Co. Rd 40 • 320-845-2620 Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Study 10:35 a.m. Our Saviors Lutheran Church-ELCA Albany Pastor Bradley Pearson 840 Lake Ave • 320-845-2405 Sunday Worship 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m. Education Hour.

Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Albany Father Michael Naughton, OSB 151 2nd St S • 320-845-2705 Mon.-Wed. Mass 7:30 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. HFS. Fri. 7:30 a.m. Sat. 7:30 a.m. & 5 p.m. Sun. 10:30 a.m. Avon Community Church Pastor Chuck Pelkey 204 Avon Ave. N • 320-356-9001 Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Avon 320-356-7121 Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.

Brighter Days Family Church, Burtrum Pastor Anna Payne 320-285-7262 Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Midweek Service, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Faith Community Church, Burtrum Pastor Allen Travaille 320-285-3390 • 320-763-4671 Sunday Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Bi-weekly Bible Study.

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Melrose Father Marvin Enneking 211 5th Ave SE • 320-256-4207 Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Monday 7:30 a.m. communion service. Tuesday 5:30 p.m. Mass. Wednesday & Thursday 7:30 a.m. Friday All School Mass 8:30 a.m. www. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Melrose Pastor Kevin Mann 207 E 5th St N • 320-256-3847 Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. Wednesday Service 6:30 p.m.

Immaculate Conception Church, New Munich Father Roger Klassen 106 3rd Ave NE • 320-836-2143 Saturday Mass 4:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 10:30 a.m. Weekday Mass: Tues. & Thurs. 8:15 a.m. Sacrement of Reconciliation 8:00 a.m. or by appt. Immaculate Conception Church, St. Anna Father Gregory Mastey Father John Paul Knopik, Parochial Vicar Co Rd 9 • 320-356-7313 Sat. 8:00 p.m. St. Anthony Catholic Church Father Michael Naughton, OSB 24328 Trobec Street • 320-845-2416 Thurs. Mass 8:30 a.m. Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Father John Odero 44055 State Hwy 238 • 320-573-2132 Saturday Mass 8:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m.

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, St. Rosa Father Roger Klassen 28905 Co Rd 17 • 320-836-2537 Saturday Mass 8:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 9 a.m. Weekday Mass: Mon. Thurs. 8:00 a.m.; Fri. 8:00 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation 15 min. before weekday Mass or by appt.

St. Edward’s Catholic Church, Elmdale Father John Odero 8550 Hwy 238 • 320-573-2132 Sunday Mass 8:00 a.m. Thursday 8:00 a.m.

Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, Sauk Centre Father Roger V. Phillips 520 Main Street South 320-352-6882 or 320-285-2310 Holy Communion/Morning Prayer, 10 a.m. Wed. 1 p.m. Bible Study.

Community Country Church, Holdingford Chaplain Rev. Gregg Valentine 42457 171st Ave. • 320-746-0005 Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9 a.m. Worship Service 10 a.m. (nursery available). Wednesday AWANA & Youth Group at 6:30 p.m.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (LCMS), Swanville Pastor Kevin Zellers 505 Berkey Ave • 320-547-2928 Sunday Service 9:00 a.m.

St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, Bowlus Father John Odero 428 Main St. • 320-573-2132 Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Freeport Father Roger Klassen 106 3rd Ave NE • 320-836-2143 Sunday Mass 9:15 a.m. Weekday Mass: Wed. & Fri. 8:15 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:00 a.m. or by appt. Tri-City Christian Center, Freeport Lead Pastor Mitch Wall Children’s Pastor Lindsay Hellermann 338 W Main St • 320-836-2997 Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. Kids Classes, Adult Bible Study & Prayer. St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grey Eagle Pastor Ron Tibbetts • Missouri Synod 219 Cedar St • 320-285-2902 Sunday Service 9 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m. Holy Communion 1 & 3 Sunday. St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Grey Eagle Father Ron Dockendorf MN & Bovee Sts • 320-285-2545 Saturday Service 4:30 p.m. Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. United Methodist Church, Grey Eagle Pastor Gary Taylor 30422 Co Rd 2 • 320-285-8013 Sunday Worship & Sunday School 9:00 a.m.

All Saints Catholic Church, Holdingford Father Gregory Mastey Father John Paul Knopik, Parochial Vicar 320-746-2231 Oct. 1.-April 1: Sunday Mass 8:00 a.m. SM. Wed. 8:00 a.m. SH

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St. John’s Catholic Church, Swanville Father Ron Dockendorf 22nd 1st St • 320-547-2920 Saturday Service 7:30 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.

Swanville Bible Church Pastor Dave Packo 301 Berkey Ave • 320-547-2916 Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.

Community Covenant Church, Upsala Pastor Craig Johnson Nathan Hillman, Director of Youth & Family Ministries Main Street • 320-573-2672 Sunday School 9 a.m.; Worship Service 10:15 a.m.

Gethsemane Lutheran Church ELCA, Upsala Pastor Trish Jorgenson 418 S Main St • 320-573-2001 Sunday School for all ages 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.; Holy Communion every Sunday. Fellowship following worship. Mt. Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church, Upsala Pastor Fred Kutter 201 Johnson St • 320-573-2630 Sunday Service 8:00 a.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Upsala Father John Odero 308 S. Main Street • 320-573-2132 Sunday Mass 10:00 a.m. Tuesday 6:00 p.m.

Word of Life Free Lutheran Church, Upsala Contact: Steve Johnson 3328 1st Ave W • 320-573-4450 Wednesday Kid’s Club, Youth Group & Adult Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

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Some folk were called “Quakers” because they quaked at the presence of sin and the preaching of the Scriptures. David must have wished for a congregation of “quakers.” He said in Psalm 4:4, “Stand in awe, and sin not.” It means, “Tremble and sin not.” But many have reversed the verse. They say, “Sin and tremble not.” Perhaps the greatest mistake in the world today is that men and women have lost their fear of sin. If you want to play with something dangerous reach into the heavens and play with forked lightning, or reach into the fireplace and play with fire, or reach into the forest and play with a rattlesnake, but don’t play with sin. Two boys poked a piece of copper wire around a live rail on the subway tracks. There was a bright flash and a loud cry as ten thousand volts of electricity passed through their bodies. Was that dangerous? Yes, but not as dangerous as playing with sin. So pay attention to Psalm 4:4, “Tremble, and sin not!” And remember, where sin is mighty, the Savior is almighty.

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